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Ryan 'like a breath of fresh air' to Jets

There are 14 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 29, 2009, titled Ryan 'like a breath of fresh air' to Jets. In it, Newsday reports that:

Some of Bart Scott 's new teammates have used a fairly common phrase - one not commonly used by football players - in describing their early impressions of Rex Ryan .

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simplysimon2

Lenhartsville, PA

#1 Mar 29, 2009
Lombardi's teams had the same approach concerning keeping his schemes a big "secret". They had a small playbook, the other teams knew what was coming; there job was to stop them: few did.
thetone

Kissimmee, FL

#2 Mar 29, 2009
i am so looking forward toseeing the jets with a fire in them. i think this new coach will get us to the dance in two years
McNasty

Breckenridge, CO

#3 Mar 29, 2009
It's always easy to say the new guy who hasn't won a coin toss is wonderful and better than the guy who just busted his hump for three years and got fired because of his owner's quarterback.

The Jets players should shut up and produce. Magini wasn't the one out on the field last season forgetting how to play basic football over the final five games. I'm pretty sure that skills like tackling and blocking don't require constant reminders at the NFL level.

Right now the only thing Jets players have proven is that they are soft and gutless.
tyreek

Atlanta, GA

#4 Mar 29, 2009
ill sum it up put it on the feild
Say-What

Houston, TX

#5 Mar 29, 2009
Isn't this the same guy who lost to the Steelers 3 times last season? That's hard to do.
Woody the PSL Pig

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Mar 29, 2009
The Jets should be more exciting to watch if nothing else. Assuming us fans will in fact be able to watch them. Thanks to Woody the PSL Pig, with all the unsold PSLs, there is a chance that Jets games will not be sold out, implementing the NFL's blackout rules for local television. What a huge embarassment that would be.
Cosmo

New Rochelle, NY

#7 Mar 29, 2009
The Jets fans have not had a guy as confident and outspoken since Namath in 1968!!

Let us be excited for at least that!

Will it work on the field? Let's wait and see, but, at least, he is a lot more promising than many of the dud coaches we had here over the years!

J E T S Jets Jets Jets!
Ron

New York, NY

#8 Mar 30, 2009
McNasty wrote:
It's always easy to say the new guy who hasn't won a coin toss is wonderful and better than the guy who just busted his hump for three years and got fired because of his owner's quarterback.
The Jets players should shut up and produce. Magini wasn't the one out on the field last season forgetting how to play basic football over the final five games. I'm pretty sure that skills like tackling and blocking don't require constant reminders at the NFL level.
Right now the only thing Jets players have proven is that they are soft and gutless.
When you coach your team to not make mistakes, they start playing to not make mistakes rather than trying to make plays. If you don't think that this was the way Eric coached this football team, then you didn't watch many games.
McNasty

Breckenridge, CO

#9 Mar 30, 2009
Ron wrote:
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When you coach your team to not make mistakes, they start playing to not make mistakes rather than trying to make plays. If you don't think that this was the way Eric coached this football team, then you didn't watch many games.
Your mind-reading skills are lacking. Don't quit your day job. Mangini made many mistakes as all coaches do. He also gambled (maybe you were in the kitchen) and some of those gambles worked and some of them didn't. Some of them were down-right stupid decisions. And other times he chickened out when he should have gambled.

But having watched all of the games, I would say that your blanket statement is incorrect. That team made plenty of plays in Tennessee (to use one game as an example).

So what's your take on that one? Were the players not concerned with making mistakes that day? Or are you going to say that the Titans lost that game more than the Jets won it?

Is poor tackling due to the player being too concerned about mistakes? Dropped balls were due to what, exactly?. Brett's rocket arm? The defenders had no problem catching his errant throws.

My point was that Mangini got all of the blame and that is patently unfair and inaccurate. Ryan is getting typical NY press about his greatness (God save us from Gary Meyers) before he's coached a pre-season snap. It's all silliness.
Mike Daly

Westwood, MA

#10 Mar 30, 2009
Reading some of these player comments about Rex Ryan, especially Bart Scott's comment from a month ago that Ryan was like a big teddy bear, only two words come to mind - players coach. Players coaches always fail at the NFL level.

There was plenty of blame to go around for the Jets' late-season collapse - Mangini did not coach well; Brett Favre was finally exposed as the fraud he's always been; nobody made plays.
Ron

New York, NY

#11 Mar 31, 2009
McNasty wrote:
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Your mind-reading skills are lacking. Don't quit your day job. Mangini made many mistakes as all coaches do. He also gambled (maybe you were in the kitchen) and some of those gambles worked and some of them didn't. Some of them were down-right stupid decisions. And other times he chickened out when he should have gambled.
But having watched all of the games, I would say that your blanket statement is incorrect. That team made plenty of plays in Tennessee (to use one game as an example).
So what's your take on that one? Were the players not concerned with making mistakes that day? Or are you going to say that the Titans lost that game more than the Jets won it?
Is poor tackling due to the player being too concerned about mistakes? Dropped balls were due to what, exactly?. Brett's rocket arm? The defenders had no problem catching his errant throws.
My point was that Mangini got all of the blame and that is patently unfair and inaccurate. Ryan is getting typical NY press about his greatness (God save us from Gary Meyers) before he's coached a pre-season snap. It's all silliness.
Mind reading skills???? Mangini's coaching phiolosophy is to not give up the big play and not make mistakes. If you're not aware of that then you shouldn't be making these points. He ridiculed players for making mistakes - and it was even reported he ridiculed Farve after a couple of mistakes - when you coach that way your players are more concerned about not making mistakes than attempting to make plays. Not sure what your agenda is here, but it was Mangini's fault - he made the players into what they were. Alot of the same cast this tear wih Ryan, I guess at the end of next season we will see who's right. Let's see how Cleveland does in the next couple of years. Hopefully Mangini has learned as well and tones his act down. Even he admitted to his weaknesses.
HeavyB

Linthicum Heights, MD

#12 Apr 1, 2009
Im kinda jealous of the New York Jets. Im a Ravens fan and Rex Ryan is a phenom!!! Jets fans get ready for a championship! Congratulations!!!!!!
HeavyB

Linthicum Heights, MD

#13 Apr 1, 2009
Rex Ryans defenses have always been top 5 in the league. Rex Ryans defense typically kept the Ravens in every game. I will also admit that Rex Ryans defense lost some games in the end as well...but those were very far and very few between. A defense can only play at an optimal level for so long...but after 35 - 40 or minutes on a field..even an old plow horse needs its rest!
freddie

Northwood, OH

#14 Apr 5, 2009
What's next for the Jets?
What should the Jets do at quarterback this season with Brett Favre gone?
e) Turn it over to ratliff

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